MIINNEAPOLIS – Every once in a while, things just zip along at the General Assembly with no debate and no controversy.
MINNEAPOLIS – Despite the economic downturn, the Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program, known as PILP, continues to serve growing Presbyterian congregations and is doing well financially, even with the bumpy financial markets.
MINNEAPOLIS – At the start of the plenary session today (July 7), Cynthia Bolbach, moderator of the 219th General Assembly, asked the commissioners and advisory delegates to join her in a test drive of the assembly’s new electronic keypad voting system.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Form of Government Revision committee, with celebratory applause, passed a revised version of the proposed new FoG – a new approach supporters say will give the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) a form of government that is more streamlined and more responsive to local ministry needs.
MINNEAPOLIS – The Directory for Worship of the Book of Order would define marriage as being between “two people” instead of being between a man and a woman, if the full General Assembly accepts the recommendations of the Committee on Civil Union and Marriage Issues of the 219th General Assembly.
MINNEAPOLIS — After considerable discussion, a General Assembly committee approved a commissioners’ resolution responding to the controversial Arizona immigration law.[caption id="attachment_21964" align="alignright" width="324"]Trina Zelle speaks in favor of a resolution regarding a call to stand with immigrant Presbyterians during the national immigration crisis. Photo by Erin Dunigan.[/caption]
For a man with experienced sea legs, a moment during Sunday’s worship at the 219th General Assembly (2010) made him weak in the knees.
MINNEAPOLIS – Some after-hours brainstorming yielded key changes in a document that may drastically affect the church’s clout and credibility with Israelis, Palestinians and American Jews.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Health Issues Committee of the 219th General Assembly opened this morning (July 6) passing a motion to reconsider the previously approved “Taking a Stand Against Forced and Coerced Abortions.”
MINNEAPOLIS – Once again, a General Assembly committee has passed an overture recommending that controversial language in the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) regarding gay ordination be removed.